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    Default Accomodations in/near Villa Basilica-Rimogno-Duomo?

    Looking to visit historical Villa Basilica, Toscana, near Lucca; interested in renting an apartment or room with shower for ten days during grape harvest in the fall. Any ideas? Thank you all. Rory and Tina in Alaska

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    Default some suggestions near Villa Basilica

    Ciao Rory & Tina and welcome to our DT Forum!!

    Since you have a very specific request for that area, I assume you already have the details for your 10 days during the grape harvest worked out? It sounds like a wonderful way to experience Tuscany!

    Do you know exactly where you'll be helping out with the harvest? I did a search for accommodation in Villa Basilica and this is what I found online:

    On the site for the Comune di Villa Basilica http://www.comunevillabasilica.it/ri...ta.php?start=0
    there is only accommodation listed, the Cavallino Bianco. It is in Boveglio about 15 minutes north from Villa Basilica - www.ilcavallinobianco.com

    On another site I also found the Hotel il Trebbio near Boveglio - Località Passo del Trebbio - 55010 Villa Basilica (Lucca) - +39 0572 43591 - but found no website.

    A website of the Province of Lucca, in addition to the Cavallino Bianco, also has this one that rents out rooms and just outside of Villa Basilica:
    Al Molino da Pracando - http://www.pracandoalvecchiomolino.i...e/indexeng.htm
    I think is the best place based on what you described you are looking for.

    Here you'll find some useful numbers for Villa Basilica: http://www.comunidellaprovinciadiluc...=35&Itemid=227
    and a list of restaurants and trattorias in the area: http://www.comunidellaprovinciadiluc...186&Itemid=231

    Also consider that you are very close to Collodi, less than 6 km from Villa Basilica, so if any of the above don't work out, you can also look for something there or in between.
    Some examples:
    in Collodi - Pinnochio Flats (http://www.pinocchioflats.com/)
    in Petrognano, between Collodi and Villa Basilica - Fattoria di Petrognano (http://www.fattoriadipetrognano.com) or the Eremo del Gusto which is about to open in April (http://www.eremodelgusto.com/). They also mention a "Casa Sole" in Boveglio - you can view the brochure here: http://www.eremodelgusto.com//wp-con...saSole-ITA.pdf

    I didn't find anything around Rimogno or Duomo.

    I hope these suggestions help you out in your search! I am sure you will have a great time with the harvest

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